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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Taiwan)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Republic of China)
Wàijiāo Bù (Mandarin)
Ngoi-kâu Phu (Hakka)
ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs Emblem.svg
The Building of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China.JPG
Agency overview
JurisdictionRepublic of China
HeadquartersZhongzheng, Taipei, Taiwan
25°2′20.2″N 121°30′58.78″E / 25.038944°N 121.5163278°E / 25.038944; 121.5163278
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Parent agencyExecutive Yuan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA; Chinese: 外交部; pinyin: Wàijiāobù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gōa-kau-pō͘) is a cabinet level policy-making body, governed under the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The fundamental purpose of the ministry is to promote, expand, and conduct bilateral foreign affairs with other nations. It is in charge of interactions between the Republic of China and foreign countries except the People's Republic of China, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Mainland Affairs Council. The current Foreign Minister is Joseph Wu.


MOFA is composed of the following departmental structures:[1]

Departmental Structure

  • Secretariat
  • Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • Department of West Asian and African Affairs
  • Department of European Affairs
  • Department of North American Affairs
  • Department of Latin American and Caribbean Affairs
  • Department of Treaty and Legal Affairs
  • Department of International Organizations
  • Department of International Cooperation and Economic Affairs
  • Department of International Information Services
  • Department of Policy Planning
  • Department of Protocol
  • Department of General Affairs
  • Department of Personnel
  • Department of Civil Service Ethics
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Archives, Information Management and Telecommunications
  • Public Diplomacy Coordination Council
  • Department of NGO International Affairs
  • The Office of Parliamentarian Affairs
  • Bureau of Consular Affairs
  • Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs
  • Taiwan–Japan Relations Association
  • Coordination Council for North American Affairs
  • Central Taiwan Office
  • Southern Taiwan Office
  • Eastern Taiwan Office
  • Southwestern Taiwan Office


According to statistics published by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics for Fiscal Year 2011, the budget for MOFA is equivalent to approx. 10.37% of the budget for the Ministry of National Defense (MND). The MND budget for 2011 has been announced to be US$9.2 billion. Hence, an estimated MOFA budget figure for Fiscal Year 2011 is US$954 million.

Diplomatic relations

Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See
Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See

The Republic of China has diplomatic relations with 15 countries.[2]


North America

South America



Republic of China Representative Offices Abroad

For countries with which the Republic of China does not have formal diplomatic relations, representation is often referred to as the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representatives Office or Taipei Representative Offices, which serve the same function as embassy or consulate.[3]

Foreign missions in the Republic of China

Apostolic Nunciature in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Apostolic Nunciature in the Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • Embassy of the Republic of Nauru
  • Embassy of Saint Christopher and Nevis
  • Embassy of Belize
  • Embassy of the Republic of Palau
  • Embassy of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Embassy of the Republic of Honduras
  • Embassy of the Kingdom of Eswatini
  • Apostolic Nunciature


Joseph Wu, the incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Joseph Wu, the incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs.


The MOFA building is accessible by NTU Hospital Station of the Taipei Metro on the Red Line.

See also


  1. ^ "Issue". 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  2. ^ "Issue". 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  3. ^ "Issue". 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-05-07.

External links

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